Craig Revel Horwood's new production of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM only announced its big-name star, Strictly Come Dancing's Kevin Clifton, in mid-March, just as theatres were locking down. It's now postponed its tour, which was due to launch in late September, by a full year...
Due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 UK tour of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, starring Kevin Clifton and directed by Craig Revel Horwood, has been rescheduled and will now begin in Autumn 2021.
To ensure everyone’s safety in these uncertain times, the producers of Strictly Ballroom The Musical had to take the difficult decision to reschedule the original tour dates. But the good news is that all of the shows in the touring schedule have been rearranged and tickets for each performance will be exchanged automatically, so fans will not miss out on this musical extravaganza. Details of how to exchange tickets will follow in the coming weeks.
Based on the award-winning global film phenomenon Strictly Ballroom, which inspired the world to dance, this all-singing, all-dancing and all-glittering tour will now kick off in Plymouth on 27 September 2021. The musical will then waltz across the UK and parts of Ireland, including London area stints at New Wimbledon Theatre and Bromley's Churchill Theatre, before culminating in Blackpool in July 2022.
Kevin Clifton said:
“I’m really delighted that the Strictly Ballroom tour has been rescheduled. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s my all-time favourite film and Scott Hastings is my dream role, so I can’t wait to bring this musical to theatres across the UK next year. In the meantime, please stay safe and keep well everyone.”
Craig Revel Horwood added:
“I’m thrilled that our new production of Strictly Ballroom The Musical has been rescheduled for 2021/2022. The tour may be a year later, but you can still expect those same sexy dance moves, scintillating costumes and a simply FAB-U-LOUS show for all to enjoy, starring the one and only Kevin Clifton!”
Craig Revel Horwood
What's the show about?
Strictly Ballroom The Musical tells the beguiling story of Scott Hastings, a talented, arrogant and rebellious young ballroom dancer. When Scott’s radical dance moves see him fall out of favour with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner with no moves at all. Inspired by one another, this unlikely pair gather the courage to defy both convention and their families – and discover that, to be winners, the steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom.
Featuring a show-stopping book by Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce, and bringing together a sublime cast of over 20 world-class performers, Strictly Ballroom brings to life iconic songs, including Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time with dynamic and joyous verve. This tour will also feature some amazing new songs by internationally acclaimed artists including Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect. The show’s scintillating singing, dazzling dancing and eye-popping costumes will combine together to bring audiences a story of heart, comedy and drama, and promises to be an unforgettable night under the glitter ball.
This uplifting and courageous musical originated as a stage play that Baz Luhrmann devised with a group of classmates at Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1984. Eight years later he made his screen directorial debut with Strictly Ballroom, the first instalment in Luhrmann’s acclaimed Red Curtain Trilogy. The vibrant film enjoyed staggering success, winning three awards at the 1993 BAFTA awards and a 1994 Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture, going on to become one of the most successful Australian films of all time, earning more than $80 million at the box office. In April 2014 Strictly Ballroom The Musical had its world premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.
Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical is a fabulous, feel-good evening full of sequins, singing and salsa. This unmissable kaleidoscope of glitz and glamour is a tonic for the soul and will send your heart soaring and toes tapping long after you leave the theatre!
Rescheduled tour dates
27/09/2021 - 02/10/2021 Plymouth Theatre Royal – On sale soon
04/10/2021 - 09/10/2021 Portsmouth: Kings Theatre
11/10/2021 - 16/10/2021 Northampton: Royal & Derngate
18/10/2021 - 23/10/2021 Sunderland: Empire
08/11/2021 - 13/11/2021 Ipswich: Regent Theatre
15/11/2021 - 20/11/2021 York: Grand Opera House
22/11/2021 - 27/11/2021 Bradford: Alhambra – On sale soon
29/11/2021 - 04/12/2021 Cardiff: Wales Millennium Centre
20/12/2021 - 31/12/2021 Guildford: G Live
03/01/2022 - 08/01/2022 Darlington: Hippodrome
10/01/2022 - 15/01/2022 Peterborough: New Theatre
17/01/2022 - 22/01/2022 Salford: The Lowry, Lyric Theatre
24/01/2022 - 29/01/2022 Llandudno: Venue Cymru
31/01/2022 - 05/02/2022 Southampton: Mayflower
07/02/2022 - 12/02/2022 Reading: Hexagon
14/02/2022 - 19/02/2022 Nottingham: Theatre Royal
21/02/2022 - 26/02/2022 Canterbury: The Marlowe Theatre
28/02/2022 - 05/03/2022 Southend: Cliffs Pavilion
07/03/2022 - 12/03/2022 Aberdeen: His Majesty’s Theatre
14/03/2022 - 19/03/2022 Glasgow: Theatre Royale
21/03/2022 - 26/03/2022 Edinburgh: Playhouse
28/03/2022 - 02/04/2022 Dublin: Bord Gais Theatre – On sale soon
04/04/2022 - 09/04/2022 Derry: Millennium Forum
11/04/2022 - 16/04/2022 Wimbledon: New Theatre
18/04/2022 - 23/04/2022 Bournemouth: Pavilion Theatre
25/04/2022 - 30/04/2022 Hull: New Theatre – On sale 15 May
02/05/2022 - 07/05/2022 Wolverhampton: Grand Theatre
09/05/2022 - 14/05/2022 Bristol: Hippodrome
16/05/2022 - 21/05/2022 Liverpool: Empire
23/05/2022 - 28/05/2022 Aylesbury: Waterside Theatre
30/05/2022 - 04/06/2022 Sheffield: Lyceum – On sale in the Autumn
06/06/2022 - 11/06/2022 Newcastle: Theatre Royal – On sale soon
13/06/2022 - 18/06/2022 Bromley: Churchill Theatre
20/06/2022 - 25/06/2022 Milton Keynes: Milton Keynes Theatre
27/06/2022 - 02/07/2022 Blackpool: Opera House
The UK tour of #StrictlyBallroom - which only announced its star, #StrictlyComeDancing's @keviclifton, just before #theatrelockdown in mid-Mar - has postponed its opening a year til Sep 2021.#bbcstrictly judge @CraigRevHorwood directs. @sbtourUK #ST #SF pic.twitter.com/QoT3pdvaQd— Terri Paddock (@TerriPaddock) May 13, 2020